Adoption in Wichita, KS
Wichita Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Are you pregnant and considering an adoption plan? Hoping to adopt in Wichita?
If so, you probably have a lot of questions. The adoption process can be confusing. There are lots of steps and legal requirements. Where do you even begin?
There are many great resources for adoption in Wichita for you to utilize, which we’ve compiled below to help you get started. But, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different Wichita adoption attorneys, agencies, home study providers and other resources listed here, you can simplify your process by contacting American Adoptions.
American Adoptions is a national adoption agency serving both prospective birth parents and adoptive parents across the U.S, and we are headquartered right here in Kansas. As a fully licensed, full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions can meet the needs of everyone in the process from start to finish. If you’re ready to start your adoption journey or want to learn more about our services, you can contact us any time to request more free information.
In the meantime, you can learn more about adoption in Wichita in the guide below.
Wichita Adoption Agencies
When it comes to adoption agencies in Wichita, you have a lot of choices.
In general, national adoption agencies like American Adoptions are able to offer a greater range of high-quality adoption services to both prospective birth and adoptive parents compared to smaller local agencies. When you work with American Adoptions, you don’t have to retain legal counsel or a home study professional separately; we can handle it for you in-house.
Prospective birth mothers who work with us have 24/7 counseling services available before, during, and after the adoption, as well as scholarship opportunities after placement. Hopeful adoptive parents benefit from shorter adoption wait times and access to our Risk-Sharing program. And these are just a few of our many services to take advantage of.
And, because you live in Wichita, you don’t have to sacrifice any of the perks offered by a smaller local adoption agency when you work with us, either. With our national offices located just a short drive away in Overland Park, we can provide the same convenient, friendly services and local expertise as any other Wichita adoption agency. You can find us at:
7500 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
To learn more about adopting a baby or placing a baby for adoption with American Adoptions, contact us online now.
Foster Care Agencies in Wichita
There’s more than one way for hopeful parents to adopt. While American Adoptions is only able to complete private domestic infant adoptions, adopting an older child from the foster care system can be another amazing, rewarding way to build a family. For those interested in becoming a Kansas foster parent or pursuing foster care adoption in Wichita, contact these organizations:
International Adoption Agencies in Wichita
Aside from domestic infant and foster care adoption, some families look overseas. International adoption is not as common as it once was, and the process can be complicated and risky — making an experienced international adoption agency critical.
American Adoptions is only able to complete private adoptions in the U.S. So, if you’d like to learn more about adopting internationally in Kansas, you should start by contacting the following agencies:
Holt International (only offers home study services in Wichita)
Catholic Diocese of Wichita (only offers home study services in Wichita)
Wichita Adoption Attorneys
Adoption is a complex legal process governed by many different laws and regulations. That makes a Wichita adoption attorney a vital professional in any adoption process.
Throughout your adoption, your legal counsel will educate and guide you through steps like consent, adoption finalization, and the overall legal process of adoption in Wichita. As a full-service adoption agency, American Adoptions can coordinate your necessary legal counsel on your behalf. If you choose to work with our agency to complete your Wichita adoption, you will not need to retain an attorney separately. In fact, when you work with us, you’ll have access to some of the best adoption lawyers in Wichita and throughout the country — so, no matter where your adoption ends up taking place, our network of legal experts will be there to guide you.
If you are researching lawyers on your own, here are several Wichita adoption attorneys who can help:
Home Study Providers for Wichita
All adoptive families must complete a home study before they can be approved to adopt in the U.S.
Many licensed child-placing agencies are also Kansas-licensed home study providers; American Adoptions is one such provider. This means that, when you adopt through our agency in Wichita, we can provide all of the services you need throughout the entire adoption process. When your Wichita adoption agency is also able to take care of your home study for you, you have one less adoption professional to add to your list.
We are also able to provide Kansas home study services to families who work with another professional for placement. You can learn more about our home study services here.
You can also find additional Kansas home study professionals at 1-800-homestudy.
Wichita Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery
If you’re pregnant and creating an adoption plan, part of that process will be creating a hospital plan. Having a ready-to-go plan for prenatal care and delivery can help put your mind at ease and give you a nearby medical professional to turn to with any questions throughout your pregnancy.
As a part of your hospital plan, you will get to make all the important decisions about how you want your delivery to go — including the hospital you’d like to use when the big day comes. Your adoption specialist will always walk you through this decision and help you make a hospital plan you’re comfortable with. But, if you want to start researching some of your options in the area, here are a few Wichita hospitals to take care of you during your pregnancy:
550 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67214
Via Christa Hospital St. Joseph
3600 E. Harry Street, Wichita, KS 67218
Heartland Women’s Group
Wichita Judicial District Courts for Adoption Finalization
The final step of any adoption process for hopeful adoptive parents is finalization.
Kansas adoption law places adoption-related matters under the jurisdiction of local judicial district courts. If your adoption takes place in Kansas, Sedgwick County residents will finalize their adoption here.
Your Wichita adoption attorney will manage most communications with the court; you’ll mostly just need to file some documents and show up for the finalization hearing as the final step of the Kansas adoption process.
We know this can be a lot to take in when you first start exploring adoption in Wichita — but we’re here to help. To take the first step on your Wichita adoption journey, or to simply learn more about our services and the Kansas adoption process, request your information online now — for free and with no obligation to move forward.
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